Orange Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

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Oh. My. Gravy.

 

Smoothie with a straw and orange slice

Or maybe I should say “Oh. My. Smoothie.”

Fruit smoothie with straw and fruit slice

I’ve always been a fan of smoothies, but never knew just how delicious they could be when made at home.  In an effort to boost our vitamin C intake, I decided to make smoothies for breakfast one morning.  Yes, I realize it’s the middle of winter but that seemed like even more reason to give it a try with cold and flu season still lingering.

After our shopping trip to Genuardi’s to stock up on supplies, the kids and I gathered around the table to create a smoothie recipe.  As usual, I was nervous I wouldn’t get it right but our first attempt was a success!  Guess it’s pretty hard to screw up a smoothie.  If I had more time, I wanted to try one with fresh ginger minced and added in but the troops were hungry.

You can see the smoothie verdict here:

Evidence A (with bedhead):

Little girl drinking a fruit smoothie

Evidence B:

Cute little boy drinking smoothie

We’re still working on cup skills with that guy.

It tasted too good to be true, so I figured out the calorie and fat content.  Amazingly, it had ZERO fat and was under 200 calories… for a grand total of 4 Weight Watcher points*, even better than I thought it’d be.

Fruit smoothie

Looks like we’ve found a new way to start our day.  You can’t beat seeing smiles like that at 8AM!

Little guy drinking a smoothie

 

Orange Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

1/4 c. 100% Florida Orange Juice
1/4 c. POM (pomegranate juice)
1/2 c. frozen strawberries
1/2 c. greek yogurt (I used Chobani Strawberry)
1 tsp. honey

1.  Gather ingredients.  We used strawberries previously cut into pieces and frozen, but I’m sure the bagged variety would work fine.  We also used Chobani Strawberry yogurt in the big carton, but I’m sure any brand or flavor of Greek yogurt would work well.  I’m just a Chobani addict.

Delicious orange juice

 

Strawberry and oranges

 

Pomegranate juice Honey and oranges

 

Chobani strawberry yogurt

2.  Place ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and whrrrrrrrrrr!

Place everything in the Magic Bullet

3.  Top it off with an orange, if you are so inclined.  Ah, yummy.  Enjoy.

Top your smoothie with an orange

I think I might have a new favorite breakfast treat.

Okay.  I KNOW I might have a new favorite breakfast treat!

 

Are you a smoothie fan?  Do you reserve them for summer or drink them all year long?  What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?

If you’d like to see other orange juice smoothie recipes, be sure to follow the #FloridaOJ hashtag on Twitter and see what other bloggers are putting together.  In addition, Safeway stores have active and responsive Twitter and Facebook pages.  For great recipes and other tips, “like” the Florida OJ Council’s Facebook page as well.

*Nutritional Information (approximate): 200 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram fiber.  I used the old WW formula to calculate points; I understand it has changed, so the points may be a bit off.  Also, 1/2 c. of strawberries is 25 calories but I only counted it as 20 because there was a lot of “air” between the frozen berries so I’m not sure it was a full 1/2 cup.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study by Collective Bias. Many thanks to #CBias and The Florida OJ Council (#FloridaOJ) for giving me great content to write about!  As always, opinions expressed are 100% my own and I was not compensated to publish positive comments.
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9 Comments

  1. I will be making this – or a version of this – tomorrow morning! I have one of those small hand mixers that rule for smoothies. I have never done the honey?! Awesome.

  2. We LOVE our smoothies here! Your pictures of yours are beautiful! We “sneak” in spinach when dark berries are added (blueberries to hide green specks of spinach!) and flax seed, too! YUM!

  3. This sounds like a delicious combo. My go-to smoothie is banana, blueberries, a splash of OJ, yogurt, a handful of spinach and flax seeds. The spinach and seeds aren’t even noticeable! If the fruit is frozen, the smoothie is so thick and rich.

  4. I eat a TON of smoothies in the summer! Frozen banana (make sure you peel it first, I’ve made that mistake before!) and frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc) with plain non-fat yogurt, honey, and sometimes OJ. I agree with the above commenter – the frozen fruit makes the consistency fabulous – like a dessert shake instead of something healthy!

  5. We make delicious Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothies – but they don’t have yogurt, so they might not qualify for smoothie? Your pictures are just gorgeous. Nice post!

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